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>> chris: i'm chris wallace. all u.s. troops will be out of iraq by year's yend libya's moammar qaddafi is killed. dramatic changes in the middle east landscape offer both opportunity and challenge for u.s. foreign policy. we'll talk with secretary of state hillary clinton and republican senator lindsey graham. then, a new phase in the 2012 republican presidential race. the candidates get down to reall campaigning. we continue our series of interviews with crum -- crum
crumb michelle bachmann. and how the gop nomination shapes up. all right now on "fox news sunday". and hello, again, from fox news in washington. on friday, president obama announced he will keep a campaign promise and bringg all u.s. troops home from iraq by the end of the year. earlier we spoke with secretary of state hillary clinton and about the death of moammar qaddafi. >> they wanted 15,000 troops in iraq next year. and the white house talked about 3000 to 5000. why is president obama pulling all of the troops out. >> put it in the appropriate historical context. president obama said combat
troops would leave iraq by the end of the year. and before he said that the bush administration committed to with drawing all troops by the end of this year. you have a bipartisan commitment to with draw combat troops. that was given to be appropriate but we made it clear to be open with the iraqis if they wanted a continuing presence. we agreed to a support and training mission similar to what we have in countries from jordan to clummia and we'll work with the iraqis and we'll have a robust diplomatic presence and fulfill the request that the iraqis made to us. >> chris: why was your state departmenting with the malaki government to keep thousands of troops there? >> guest: it was an ongoing discussion.
it started several years ago kept going and at the end of the day as in many discussions and negotiations an agreement was reached that met the needs of both sides . the president fulfilled the commitment he met to the american people and under the president's leadership met the commitment to the iraqis. iraq is a independent sovereign nation and we expect to have a good strong security relationship for many years to come. >> chris: a wide range of foreign experts say that iraq is not yet ready it handle the possibility of secitarian violence or interference from iran. former governor mitt romney said this. president obama's astonishing failure to secure orderly transition in iraq has unnecessarily put at risk the victories won through blood and
sacrifice of thousands of men and women. secretary, how do you respond to that? >> guest: first of all. we are move grateful of the sacrifices of our men and women, those who lost their lives and injured will never be forgot yen what they did should be honored in our country's history forever. the point of our involvement in iraq stated over and over again by people on both sides of the aisle was to create the opportunity for the iraqis to have theirr own future without the oppression of a dictator like saddam hussein. you can't say you are for democracy and sovereigntand independence and where people make their own choices and on the other hand say when a choice is made that is foreseen by our own government going back to the bush administration and
validated by the obama administration and the current government in iraq, that that smohow is not appropriate. that's what we were there for. to give the iraqi people the chance to make their own decisions. we have a security presence and support and training mission in iraq. we have bases in the region with other countries, that's what you do when you deal with independent sovereign nations that have a will and decision of their own. >> chris: secretary, turn if we can to libya. un and human rights groups are calling for an investigation if as it appears from the videotape if he was executed it was a war crime and you are coming under fire. >> we came and we saw and he died. >> chris: question: do you regret what you said, secretary
and do you regret what you said and do you feel qaddafi was wrongged. >> guest: let's have an investigation. i supported united nations's investigation and support the national council's own call for an investigation. i support it on the merits because it is important to find the facts and i support it as part of what will be a challenging transition process, you know the transition national council today is going to declare the liberation of libya and announce a new government and they need to make it clear it will be a government to unify the country and seek reconciliation and make everyone as long as they don't have blood on their hands safe in lib yampt such an investigation would be important to establish
accountability and rule of law and pay the way for the inclusive democratic fure that the libyans want. >> chris: secretary, i do you confirm what you said. >> i will not comment. >> chris: the man who was convicted on pan am flight. do you want to see him return to prison? >> guest: absolutely. i raised with the highest leadership of the national council and will raise again, the united states very strong feelings that this man should be returned to prison. that is the only appropriate outcome in my view a miscarriage of justice he was released. >> chris: secretary clinton. i would like to do a lightning round questions ands. you were in pakistan and
confirmed that the u.s. officials met with the hakani terror network in august. do we want to dill or talk with them? >> guest: we are pursuing. sight, talk and build is our policy. and we had a meeting in the question of the pakistanies to gauge if there was basis for further talking and certainly the attack on our embassy and truck bomb attack on a border outpost gave a strong worry to the contrary. but you don't make peace with friends. what we are trying to gauge who among the groups would be sincere and serious about pursuing a afghan peace process. it is very absolutely understood
for in order for a chance of peace to proceed united states has to work with pakistan. we responded to the pakistan request and testing out approachs and we'll keep finding the guys who are killing afghans and americans and others. >> chris: finally, the president deployed several hundred forces to central africa to find the lord's resistance army. why intervene in libya and uganda and not syria. what is the foreign policy priiple at work there? >> guest: what we have seen from president obama over the last two and half year and remarkably with the events of the last six months. his kind of smart leadership in a complex world is paying off. he was the one who brought bin laden down and put together a
coalition that eventually removed qaddafi. and i think it is important that in this complex dangerous world we have somebody in the white house who understands that america has to lead. our leadership is essential. but we have to look at every situation and make the right decision. we are not fighting in ugand and sending support and advising intelligence resources to try to rid africa the scrouge of the lord's resistance army and it was welcomed by uganda and others. in syria we support a change in assaud and only peaceful demonstration. you don't have from that opposition a call for and kind of outside interventionn. i think that what the president demonstrated in uncertain and challenging times is a kind of
leadership that not only america and the world is looking for. >> secretary clinton, we'll have to leave it there. thank you for talking with us and safe travels. depest guest thank you, chris, and good to talk to you from uzbekisstan. >> chris: joining us is senator lindsey graham. welcome to "fox news sunday". i want to start with a big point that secretary clinton made that the president exhibited smart leadership and the kind that the world is looking for? >> guest: in the last yearr he's made poor dangerous policy questions. in iraq when a commander that i trust that you need 15,000 and you have wrero and -- zerro and you try to celebrate that is
disappointing. israel is thrown under the bus. iranians don't fear us at all. they are trying to attack us. they are run out of the chicago and not washington. >> chris: what about in the last six monthses. bin laden and al-awlaki and qaddafi is gone. >> guest: he stuck to bin laden. well done and using the drones in yemen and pakistan, well done, mr. president. and not able to close the deal in iraq is a serious mistake and celebrating leaving with no troops behind is a serious mistake . panetta said on a scale of one-10. >> chris: defense secretary. >> guest: that iraq was an eight . ashton carter said a 10. he rejected the military advice given and never an option on the
table. he compromised the second fighting season and made general allen's job harder and putting in question our success in afghanistan and ended iraq poorlyy and fumbled the ball inside of the tent. there are dancing in the street in tehran. >> chris: let me ask you about iraq and take secretary clinton's argument. it was president bush who negotiated the status of force agreement that called for all troop to be out by 2011 and it was clear that iraqis. >> guest: that is not clear. >> chris: wh did prime minister malaki said no legal immunity for our troops. >> guest: i went in iraq in may and try to support a following force. and every leader i met suggested they would do this. and our military commander said
we need it. the iraqis have no air force or intelligence gathering capability . there are missions only we can do. and the iraqis in my view open minded to this. this was a failure by the obama administration to close the deal. the military commander said we needed 15,000 to 18,000 and we have none. at a time when we need to secure the intervention we are going into 2012 with none. it was his job to end it well and they failed. >> chris: turning to libya, you were a loud critic of obama's decision to work in nato and as one white house official to lead from behind, but the obama white house is pointing out. toppling ghad gad without the losss of a single american
soldier and cost a billion as opposed to 805 billion in iraq. was the president right and critics like yourself wrong. >> guest: if i hear a republican nominee embracing leading from behind they will have a hard time in south carolina . it was right to take qaddafi down. and he deserves criticism for waiting too long. qaddafi was on the ropes and only got involved when there was a massacre in misrata. tharning god for hillary clinton who. >> chris: who pushed the president. >> guest: he came in the game when qaddafi started to kill thousands of people. but the war lastted longer and here is the big mistake. when you take american air power
off of the table nato is a weaker force and thousands of surface to air missiles that are compromised and chemical caches and the devastation in libya is the result of allowing the war to go on longer f. you go to war go to win. >> chris: and we heard secretary clenton endorse and to ha an investigation of the death of qaddafi as a war crime. >> guest: i am for the rule of law even for the worst among us. and talk about foreign policy decision have an investigation. but give our american forces a jail to use in war on terror. he failed to close gitmo. if we catch a high value criminal where do we put them.
it is a huge mistake and we are trying to criminalize the world by putting terrorist in federal court. investigate what happened to qaddafi, but have a detention policy to protect americans. this president for the lastt year and half has made poor national security decision that will haunt the country. i hope i am wrong. >> chris: how about the other question i asked secretary clinton about the distinction putting troops and military intervention in transmittal africa. air strikes and doing nothing in syria. we said we have to be smart and take it on a case by case basis. >> guest: i support putting people in africa. that is where the word is headed and idea of sanctions working and if iran gets the weapon
where they are headed it will be a big change in our national security environment and this administration is blowing it when it comes to irann. they are not strong enough on syria. and israel is thrown under the bus. and irans will be emboldened and they will have a shot in iran. if they throww the nuclear world in chaos and obama's policy on iran is not working we live in dangerous times and a lot of political decisions are made about foreign policy. >> chris: when you sat down, you say you have to think of your audience and your audience today is the 2012 republican candidates and what is your message to them. >> guest: these decisions matter. i want the troop to come home. god knows they fought well and they come home with their head held up high.
what happens in iraq will be more difficult in terms was rack -- iraqi people to be successful. what would you do with gitmo. and would you use it and would you let the cia interrogate prisoners. and would you bring the troops home and compromise it is second fighting season? what would you do with iran? and what is your policy to stop the iranianns from getting a nuclear weapon. at the end of the day, these decisions that president obama is making is unsound and our people need to challenge him. we have a jobs problem and we have a national security problem that is growed by the day. >> chris: you think they have failed to do so. >> guest: not rebust a day. a nation without a viable jail on the war on terror . afghanistan and iraqi
compromised and our best friend in israel feeling they can't trustt us. and president obama, i would praise him if i thought he was right. if he left 10-15,000 troop in iraq i would have defended him and given generall alen a chance to finish the job and not shorten for political reasons i would stand by. i tried to help him close gitmo. and we can't and we should use it. >> chris: senator graham, hot dose was strong coffee this morning . thank you for joining us. and it is always a pleasure to talk with you, sir. up next. the republican presidential race enters a new stage and michelle bachmann plans her new move. [ courr ] the amazing story of whether bovine heart tissue
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>> chris: with a long string of republican debates on a break, candidates are focusog campaigning in key early states. we continue our series of 2012 one on one interviews with michele bachmann who is making her big push in iowa. you are sharply critical of president obama's announcement of pulling troops out of iraq. you think he should sit down with the malaki government to do what? >> guest: president obama's team
said they got what they wanted in iraq. they got nothing. they got their hats to them. we are extended over 800 billion and 4400 american lives and we have nothing to show for it. we are kicked out of iraq by the people we extended our blood, and our toil and treasure to liberate. we will not have any troops left. very interesting. any time we ejected a dictator anywhere in the world we left troops behind. in iraq we'll have more troop in honduras than iraq. and it is dangerous because iran is waiting in the wings. they are looking to have a dominate influence in iraq and it will not be good going forward. >> chris: as secretary clinton said in the program. we tried to create a sovereign
country and at the end of the negotiations the malaki regime decided they wanted us out. >> guest: i heard what the secretary of state said and that's true. they are a sovereign nation. but again, any time the united states has done this historically. we left troops behind to secure the peace. this was done in the insistence of iraq. they didn't want a american presence it is clear to all. because iran doesn't want an american presence. if america is there they can put up resistance to iran. there is no resistance and iran will have a clear hand and field to exude their dominance and influence in iraq. that will not be good in the region and this will allow them for forays in the area and that is dangerous.
>> chris: congresswoman, from the very start you are a strong opponent of the u.s. military involvement in libya. this is what you told me in may. >> guest: this is a disaster in the make why president obama's policy of leading from behind is a outrage and people should be outraged of the folishness of the president's decision. >> chris: question: if president bachmann had been in charge would moammar qaddafi in power? >> guest: he may be. i stand by this decision. i think it is wrong for the united states to go in libya. barack obama said we were going in humanitarian purposes. it was not humanitarian purposes. it was regime change. there is a transitional council but who will the leadership be that takes over and runs libya. it could be a radical element or
muslim brotherhood or al-qaida. we don't know who it may be. we have seen the shoulder fired rockets that are very dangerous and can fit in the trunk of the car and reports that they have gone into gaza and that could be used to bring down a commercial airliner it is a bad decision and created more instability in that region and nolt less. >> chris: i am confused though. are you suggesting that we would be better off with qaddafi's dictatorship in affect? >> guest: the world is better off with qaddafi. i agree with lindsey graham. but consider the cost. we are looking at a snap shot today. the last chapter hasn't been written on libbia and we have to recognize that there are missing chemical weapons and shoulder fired missile launchers that
could risk more human life and we also don't know who the next regime will be that will take over libya. we knew who the devil was running. but don't know the next one. this is leading from behind on the part of the administration. there was no clearly identifiable american vital interest that was desigated. that needs to be the basis of putting american in harm's way. >> chris: one of the issue in the republican race seems to be major tax reform. herman cain has the 9-9-9 plan. rick perry is going to unveil his flat or flatter tax. as a former tax lawyer. please be brief but what is your tax reform plan? >> guest: my plan is found on michele bachmann.com. it is called real jobs now. i gave a speech in the san francisco in the commonwealth club and it takes a page out of
ronald reagan and it was the economic miracle that was brought. flatten the taxs and simplify taxes that creates growth. i am a pro growther and as a former tax lawyer i want to abolish the united states tax code and have flat tax rates that are simple and the same for all americans and for businesses across the united states, too. so mine is a very simple very fair flat tax that abolishes the current tax code. >> chris: accord toth polls, herman cain has taken a lot of your support among the tea partiers and social conservative. i want to ask about the comments mr. cain made on abortion. >> it gets down to a choice or family or mother has to make. not me as president or
politician or burrcrat. it gets down to that family and whatever they decide, they decide >> chris: herman cain said all aborgs should be illegal, but it is the family's choice whether or not to break the law. does that get him off of the hook? >> guest: that will be for the voters to decide. it is troubling, in the last few weeks we have seen it happen with various statementings. the president of the united states can't get the abortion and life issue wrong. president obama's decision is that he's personally against abortion but doesn't think that the government should intervene to protect human life and that's what herman cain said in his response. he was against protecting marriage between man and's woman and said he's misspoke and said he's foreit and gave a interview when he said he would be open to negotiating with the terrorist
in guantanamo bay that includes the master mind of 9-9-9 sheik mohamed. you can't have that as president of the united states and. you can't have the flip flops and it is making the vores hesitant and giving people pause and asking questions about what does he believe truly and how would he govern as president of united states. here in iowa, people want to make sure our nominee is 100% prolife and marriage for a man and women and don't want to see terrorist released from guantanamo bay. that is nonnegotiable. >> chris: we have less than a minute left. a couple of your paid staffers in new hampshire quit this week and one of the reasons that except the for a debate in new hampshire, you hadn't been in the state since june which
raises the issue. aren't you in effect all in, in iowa. don't you have to win in iowa or you are gone. >> guest: we have had a great week that last wook and focused on iowa. and spent time in new hampshire prior to that and also in south carolina and here in iowa. we are focused in iowa and grateful for it. i won the iowa straw poll . we have a great deal of enthusiasm and support here in iowa and conducting town hall meeting and getting to new hampshire and south carolina and we recognize the process. iowa stated january 3rd as the day. we are focusog the first state that has a voice in the 2012 election. that's iowa and why i am here today. >> chris: congresswoman bachmann thank you for joining us and see
you on the campaign trail. >> guest: look forward to it. thanks, chris. >> chris: when we come back. how the u.s. role will change in rack and libya. man: my electric bill was breaking the bank. so to save some money, i trained this team of guinea pigs to row this tiny boat. guinea pig: row...row. they generate electricity, which lets me surf the web all day. guinea pig: row...row. took me 6 months to train each one, 8 months to get the guinea pig: row...row. little chubby one to yell row! guinea pig: row...row. that's kind of strange. guinea pig: row...row. such a simple word... row.
>> chris: president obama touting what he called a string of successes in america's foreign policy. time for our group. brit hume fox news senior political analyst; david drucker staff writer roll call . kimberley strassel the wall street journal and juan williams fox news analyst. brit, what do you make of the announcement by president obama? >> it is more of relieve than announcement of victory. obviously major military progress and political has been made in iraq. but as all of the generals say when they brief on this, the games are reversible. and the structure there is shaky and whether this will turn out happily, we hope itens well, but it remain to be seen.
>> we will not know how well it turns out and successful for the obama administration for a few years until we see how the iraqi government transition and iran's influence in iraq. iran ends up with as a major player it is a failure. it is interesting how secretary of state clinton said this is part of a bush administration to hear that the president has no problem aligning himself. >> chris: that gives him bipartisan cover. she said it was the natural order of things and when her state department negotiated to keep thousands of troops n and the iraqi government under the pressure factions of sadr, they wanted the u.s. out and they
viewed it as the u.s. occupation. how much more could obama have done. >> he could have made it work. malaki fundmentally wanted them longer. he will oversee factions that are friendly with iran and they wanted the united states out. but they could have made it happen. and the way the president announced it did go to brit's point. it was more in the interest of the political out come of this. they decided they weren't going to do it anymore and now the president said i i fulfill would a campaign promise and congress can say we have money to spend on other things. juan. >> i don't think it is fragile. unless you make a commitment. we are still in germany and still in south korea and japan. 40 or 50 years after world war
ii. why are we leaving? it seems rash. and it seems to me we have been there 10 years and 4500 americans have died and 100,000 iraqis have died and if i'm for us to pull out. the question is what we are hearing, what comes next? i am not sure al-malaki and the irans are great friends. there is a possibility of interference and there is complexities beginning with al saud-- saudia arabia's relationship with iran. >> chris: let's turn to libya. we are not only the death of qaddafi and does obama's policy
from leading from behind smarter? >> it looks better than it did. if we intervened more forcibly sooner than we did, with air power, his government and he might have been toppled very early in the game when he was on shaky ground and the decision to handle it the way the administration handled prolong the blood shed and suffered and gave us a messy ending. but the guy is gone and that is why the president will have some ground to stand on when he claimms it as a victory. >> chris: david, the obama administration never fails to point out and legitimately so that we did it without the loss of a single american life. and it was cheap, hate to put it that way. it cost a billion which is a rounding error.
and the pentagon end, it has a look of an organic libyan effort. >> given our economic environment and afghanistan and and iraq. it is a matter of the style. had it not gone well. leading from behind factor is an issue. and americans have a problem with the appearance of the country looking weak. above everything else they prioritize results. in this case the administration ended up with results and so it works you out. >> chris: kim you are knitting your brow. >> at what cost it should have been a no brainer. qaddafi killed more civilians in the world than any other man than osama bin laden. he was a international terrorist and when it came about. it could have been over in weeks. at great savings of loss of life.
and i think it exposed weaknesses within nato and certain begs the question about america and the use of power in the world. invited a lot of back lash of congress . i am not sure it was a very big victory. >> you are not sure. >> in the end it was clearly a victory and the united states eliminated. >> it could should be better. >> it would have been better. >> if we were more forceful. we had to be dragged into this. >> i don't think so. i think that the president was slow to say we put american troops on the ground and no political support for that here in the united states. and i think it would be consequences of putting troops on the ground begin that we had a presence in iraq and afghanistan and troubles with the pakistan. now the question is, and i think you are right exposed major
flaws in terms of nato and it was u.s. intelligence and armament that carried the day for the rebels. the u.s. was engaged in the war but done in such a way to not harm our relationship in the middle east. >> it is not yet clear that this concept of the leading from behind is a policy or whether it was a practice that was applied in this case. when it comes to syria, are we leading from behind or at all? similarly with iran. it doesn't appear on that the effort to keep iran from getting nuclear unless it is their computer systems and sabotage their armed system and nuclear program. so you know, i think there is a lot to be seen. >> chris: we are out of time. quickly brit, you hear all of the stuff of investigation and
war crimes and killing of qaddafi, are you offended by the way qaddafi ended. >> it does look like they captured him and decided to kill him. it is not pretty. but the world will not mourn him long. and that remain fodders for the far left and the investigation, so what. >> we have to take a break and when we come back. the debate and the republicans are not afraid to mix it up . now the campaigners are hitting the campaign trail hard. next . aluminum production in south africa, and the aerospace industry in the u.s.? at t. rowe price, we understand the connections of a complex, global economy. it's just one reason over 75% of our mutual funds beat their 10-year lipper average. t. rowe price. invest with confidence. request a prospectus or summary prospectus with investment information, risks, fees and expenses
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moment when rick perry and mitt romney went toe to toe. start with the politic average of recent polls to see where the field stands now. as you can see herman cain and mitt romney far ahead of the field followed by rick perry a distant third and the rest of the candidate in single digits. there are several questions, any of them you want, kim. can cain stay on top and can perry bounce back and can the candidates break out. >> it is remarkable that herman cain stayed where he is more than a couple of weeks. because he is getting hammered on the questions of the 9-9-9 plan and abortion became a big issue. it is hot in the sunlight and we'll see in the next couple of weeks. the question is mitt romney. especially now that you are having perry come out with a flat tax plan.
there will be enthusiasm and talk about livening it up in terms of economic policy and mitt romney is someone who is timid on this and he will have to pick up his game if he want to compete. >> chris: juan? >> ads were interesting in that you suddenly see mitt romney perceives perry despite the poll numbers. perry is his primary riffal. he doesn't take herman cain seriously. everyone in the romney campaign expects cain to go away and it will be about his book tour. but they feel perry is about to be resurrected and he has money and message and what you saw in the debate stage this week is evident that mitt romney fears perry. that's the alternative that they think could knock them you off
even though mitt romney has more money and a clear path to the nomination. >> chris: we'll talk about herman cain. he had you could fairly say two big gaffes this week. suggested to cnn and he would consider trading all of the prisoners in guantanamo for a single u.s. hostage, this is after the prisener swap in israel and said that you know, government shouldn't be telling families what to do in abortion and it is their choice. he tried to walk them back but how much damage is done? >> i think serious damage has been done. for all of the affection for professional politicians that we see in the congressional election. in the end. when you are running for president. it is not an advantage to be without long experience. and herman cain a lack of experience is leadding to
misstatements and the abortion blunder was inexplicable. it doesn't walk it back. it ought to be the person's choice but it is also illegal. it doesn't help. i suspect herman cain may have peaked and may to decline. and one other point, there is a lot of people who think that the moment in the debate where mitt romney and perry got into it was helpful thoperry. perry took a cheap shot on mitt romney on immigration >> chris: explain. >> he said mitt romney hired an illegal. he had hired a company that hired illegals . when they stop it and more illegals got hired he fired the company. that is something no one would make an issue of it.
perry . and he tried to interrupt mitt romney. that made perry look bad and he came out worse. >> you think mitt romney looked good. i can't hire illegals i am running for president. >> his explanation holds up. but not artful. >> we have begun to see the crack in herman cain. he's getting the attention as a top tier. he changed up the 9-9-9 and not as simple as he said it was. and it is very easy to attack this in a 30 second television ad. your taxes are going up and he can argue all he wants you didn't do the math right and check with my team and that policy and analysis is not independent. but people don't have time for office. and second thing you see what happens when you have a undiscipli candidate.
truth of the matter. you are under the spotlight running for president this is what happens. and the reason mitt romney hasn't attacked cain he hasn't had to. it is taking care of the problem. it is the 15 million and perry and friendly personala if you get them away from the debate. >> chris: we because we don't want it to be obama-romney want to see a republican primary and kim, you are suggesting that there's going to be an effort on his part or our part to kind of rusessitate rick perry. >> we are not the only ones who want obama and mitt romney. they will try to make it go on as long as they can and have other republicans damage him. >> chris: but do you think that perry can salvage his campaign.
he was up at 38 percent and now a distant third at 13 percent. >> it is a huge plummet. and the legacy of herman cain is that people like rick perry has seen his merit and he inspired a lot of republican primary with the simplicity. this tuesday we'll see rick perry announce his flat tax and not have all of the draw backs that herman cain's plan does about a national sales tax. you can't make those complaints and got a bit of the a history. steve forbes did this and he will have arguments for make and he will try to pull that claw back and enthusiasm riding off herman cain and romney. >> the issue for a lot of republicans is mitt romney a real conservative on all of the flip flops and you hear them from perry. but when it comes to herman cain.
he's not leading in a clear average. he's leading in iowa and around the country. they think he is a auntentic person>> chris: we'll see how the polls will change next week. and our group will pick up with the discussion on fox news sunday.com. and we'll post a video before noon eastern time. up next, we hear from you. to be more environmentally aware, we are now printing on the back sides of used paper
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time now for the comments on wallace watch . many of you wrote about the continuing struggles of the u.s. economy. the individual spender is the driver of the economy. you can fill all of the banks and wall street and corporations full of cash. but unless the consumer has disposable income there is no improvement in the economy. amd wrote. the united states is no longer the big dog in the world. we are up to our chins in quick sand and concern ourselves more with fixing our economic problems. that's it for today. have a great week and we'll see you on the next "fox news sunday".